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Program Information

Aquinas Academy offers separate programs for three and four year olds which allows us to closely tailor activities to each developmental stage. The three year old program lets your child easily adjust to attending school in a developmentally appropriate environment.  The four year old program focuses on Kindergarten readiness.  Our program options allow families the flexibility to change from half day to full day at any time throughout the academic year.  Aquinas Academy's preschool programs foster excitement about learning, encourage creative exploration, and develop school readiness skills.  Call 724-834-7940 to schedule a tour today.preschool students

PK3 - Tuesday/Thursday: half day or full day
PK4 - Monday/Wednesday/Friday: half day or full day
PK4 - Five-day Program: half day or full day

Half Day - 8:30 am to 11:30 am
Full Day - 8:30 am to 2:30 pm
*Please note that the above times are subject to change.

Before School Care and After School Care are available.
Before School Care  - 7:00 a.m. - 8:30 a.m.
After School Care  -    2:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Preschool Teachers

Mrs. Maggie Culley is the head teacher of the PK 3 and PK4 Programs.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Education with a specialization in Early Childhood Education from Clarion University of Pennsylvania and is certified to teach preschool by the PA Department of Education.  

Mrs. Lyndsay Materkowski is the preschool aide for PK3 and PK4 Programs.  

Ms. Lucy Firment is the lead teacher of the PK4 five-day Program.  She holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Early Childhood Education for grades PK-4, along with a specialization in Special Education for grades PK-8 from Seton Hill University. 

Ms. Samantha Pashel is preschool assistant for the PK4 five-day Program.  She holds a Bachelor of Science in Early Childhood Education. She is certified to teach through the PA Department of Education.

Mrs. Melissa Bartels is the lead teacher of our second M-W-F PK4 program. 

Mrs. Kristen Mahoney is the PK4 M-W-F preschool assistant.

  • Language Arts Development (listening, speaking, pre-writing, phonics)preschool student
  • Conceptual Math
  • Fine Arts (art, music, and dramatic play)
  • Science
  • Physical Education (fine and gross motor development)
  • Social Living 
  • Learn about God and the beauty of God's world
  • Develop socially acceptable behavior
  • Develop confidence through successful experiences
  • Become excited about learning
  • Develop readiness skills
  • Learn to share, respect, and cooperate with others
  • Explore and be creative